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Защо мълчи българската Клио, или за липсата на български средновековни хроники
The silence of the Bulgarian Clio, or the missing Bulgarian mediaeval chronicles

Author(s): Maria Schnitter
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Фондация за хуманитарни и социални изследвания - София
Keywords: Bulgaria; mediaeval chronicles; Middle Ages; ethnical autonomy; political autonomy; history

Summary/Abstract: The article poses the problem of the missing Bulgarian chronicles during the Middle-ages. It traces the literary appearances of historical consciousness in different parts of Bulgarian history between the 7th and 15th century. The conclusion reached is that the old-Bulgarian historiography is a sign of consecutive, although maybe unconscious refusal of objective refl ection of the ongoing events. The created texts are an attempt of recreation of history in relation to some ideal image of the past, which is usually (or should be) used as an argument in the aspirations towards political and ethnical autonomy.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 29
  • Page Range: 97-106
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Bulgarian